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Elk Creek Metropark – Saturday, November 9, 2019
At over 800 acres, Elk Creek Metropark in Madison Township is the largest park in Butler County. This beautiful natural setting provides views of the wooded hills and rolling meadows forming the walls of the creek valley. Hiking trails are routed throughout the woods and along Elk Creek, which runs the length of the park. Elk Creek was created in 2016 when a new 456.3-acre parcel of land known as Meadow Ridge was combined with the 352-acre Sebald Park, which had been owned and managed by Metroparks since 2014. We’ll meet at 11:15am at the TJ Maxx parking lot (on Locust Street across from McDonald’s) for the 35-minute drive to Elk Creek. Pack a picnic lunch or snacks if desired and bring binoculars if possible. For those who wish to drive directly to the site, the address is 5101 Circle Parkway Rd, Middletown OH 45042.

Brookville Lake Area – Saturday, December 7, 2019 Ornithologist Dr. David Russell will again lead us on a birding tour of the Brookville Reservoir area between Liberty and Brookville, Indiana. We’ll visit a number of good spots around Brookville Lake as well as Whitewater State Park, looking for migrating ducks, geese, gulls, sandhill cranes and other species. The group will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the west end of the Wal Mart parking lot (on US 27, north of Oxford). Pack food if desired and bring binoculars if possible

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